city of [not just] brotherly love


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DSC_6368DSC_6449 DSC_6433 DSC_6413 DSC_6393This summer, hubs and I got to spend an amazing weekend in Philadelphia, thanks to the lovely wedding gifts of some wonderful friends.  We stayed in the Hotel Monaco, and had a lovely room overlooking Independence Park.  Waking up to the sounds of the bells ringing from the very building our country was founded in is not a bad way to start the day, let me tell you. (The first shot was the view from our room.)

One of my favorite parts of the trip?  Enjoying all the pop-up parks that make their appearance in the summer in the city.  We visited the Elipse and played corn hole and Jenga while we ate food from local food trucks and relaxed beneath the trees in a temporary beer garden.  We hung out in hammocks along Penn’s Landing in the Spruce Street Park while enjoying lemonade cocktails and watching container ships float by.  For very few dollars, we were able to stroll the city and enjoy the warm summer nights and meet locals and fellow travelers.  The whole experience was completely wonderful, and we can’t wait to go back again.

 

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